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UK & Ireland Financial Assistant

UK & Ireland Financial Assistant


At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

About the Role

UK & Ireland Financial Assistant

Your Role

The Financial Analyst for Upfield UK & I will be reporting into the UK & Ireland Financial Controller and will play a critical role in the UK&I finance team, supporting local P2P (Procure to Pay), O2C (Order to Cash), financial controls, audit and month end. There are also key working relationships that need to be established & maintained across the group especially with the local marketing and sales teams, shared services group, treasury and the outsource provider Cap Gemini.

Main Responsibilities:

Procure to Pay

  • Support the end-to-end Procure to Pay process (vendor management, PO setup, query resolution)
  • Provide ad-hoc support and guidance to marketing/HR/sales teams where required
  • Ensure teams raise PO’s for all indirect spend to minimise urgent/manual payments in SAP S4
  • Liaise with Shared Services to assist in query resolution.
  • Continuous improvement of P2P processes and controls

Month End

  • Support month-end close process by group deadlines
  • Submission of journals (accruals, pre-payments, re-allocations) where required to close month-end
  • Monthly reporting of overheads and advertising/promotional spend vs forecast
  • Ensure alignment of related intercompany balances

Cash Management

  • Support cash forecasting process and reconciliation of actuals versus bank account.  

Controls & Governance

  • Ensure documented company policies and processes are adhered to across UK & Ireland
  • Work with Shared Services team to review trial balance and ‘4 statements’, identifying key month-on-month movements and recommend actions to rectify if appropriate.
  • Assist Audit teams (internal & external) where required (sample retrieval, process guidance).

Skills and Capabilities Required

  • Strong academic record
  • 1-2 years experience in a finance role (SAP experience preferable)
  • Good understanding of general accounting concepts
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Good work ethic, attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.